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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Apr 19, 2019 1:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Dead Novel

Well I think it would be nice. A toon in a cartoon.

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Poster: LoogyDead Date: Apr 19, 2019 6:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Dead Novel

LOL, been there decades ago.
Happy Easter !

https://archive.org/details/gd82-09-05.sbd-patched.warner.5490.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Apr 20, 2019 10:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Dead Novel

Sunday Morning Maniac Music
great way to start today, after Clark U that is, a so sweet Mountains Girl of the Moon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPzNGRJ_-cc


Reviewer: Mind Wondrin -

- December 22, 2016
Subject: The 1st US Fest

This was the first of Wozniak's US Festivals - seen by some as a gift to fans by a fellow fan, and by others as dilettantism (and by almost nobody as the Apple Computers founder guy, since nobody yet knew what one was or what it did). Wozniak, in over his head, had buttonholed Graham, who added his faves reluctantly and for a truncated fee. The Dead were not a huge draw at the time. In a period where plenty of punters present presumed they had parted, it's not true that they "saved the festival" (they played all the time in SoCal anyway, albeit unannounced & unadvertised, as usual). There were myriad problems, just like the following year when The Clash headlined (this was the year with B52s, Talking Heads, & Police), but the Dead took the 9AM stage anyway for a relatively less-curtailed slot, launching a 45min, massively uptempo first set, into an unusual setlist. Whether influenced by the post-skinny tie LA New Wave or the candy necessary for the early call, n.b. that this was just a couple months before the likewise-speedy Monetgo Bay trainwreck - also a festival slot.

If played at a normal tempo and with routine jams, the first set would be as much as ½hr longer (and we wouldn't have this tersely unique appearance). It's reasonable to assume that the timed, morning slot, and the other types of bands on the bill (and the mostly non-Deadhead, still waking audience) influenced the atmosphere and caused the shake-up in style. The 1st Set is a conversion set, for the newbies, in front of a huge crowd - and it's a hoot. The 2nd set is "now we got 'em let's fuck with 'em". Bits and pieces used to circ as filler but rarely the whole show (in my circles, anyway). I've heard this was a typical Dead-in-a-festival trainwreck, and I've heard it's the best show of 82! Certainly a lot of SoCals say this was their lightbulb show. But when you mention Berdoo, talk quickly changes to Swing '77 don't it. Some think/mythologize otherwise, but there are plenty of examples where a short set was aces. Like this one.

First Set. Feel feel to be screwy, with a Playin' opener - it's actually pretty good, though the mix hadn't settled. By the 2nd jam of Shakedown, they get tight and fast. Minglewood is fire and smoke and Bobby's weird slide playing works as a haze against Jer's power chords and the '82 sound. The pace quickens again for a nailed Samson. China Cat is extremely uptempo, which changes Bobby and Brent's approaches more than the others. It's capped with a Rider for the fucking ages.

Second Set. Somehow they weren't as wound, coming back. But that means merely perfunctory renditions through Truckin' (Berdoo, NY, Detroit and it's all the same street; plus the dreaded/horribly dated sex change lyric). Then the old-school tricksters - a nicely mindbending Space to fuck with the newbie crowd. The intro for Not Fade is interesting and leads to the set's peak. '82 is an interesting year for Bobby's tone and style. U.S. Blues is played like a '74, but after Black Peter it's a downward spiral (I'm sure Satisfaction was a crowd-raiser in person - you had to be there).

1st Set: A
2nd Set: C
Overall = 4 stars

Highlights:
Entire 1st Set - the mix takes awhile but it's one of the wildest rides ever
Space>Not Fade Away - you can almost taste the minds melting during this sequence

SOURCES: The miller.113746 is a patched, pitch-corrected and balance-and-levels fix of warner.5490. The miller.113726 is a mirror. The sirmick.87210 is a great AUD and a matrix from the pair would be terrific - and the only way to soften the distorted keys on the SBD.

Love the comment it would be a half hour longer if played at normal speed, wow this is faster


82 was a great time

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Apr 20, 2019 12:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Dead Novel

That's funny stuff. I ended up living at the next year's one for all 3 days. Most boggling range of music I ever saw in such a short time. Didn't like the Clash. Thought Van Halen was stupid. Next was a metal day with Van Halen and Triumph and Scorpion Judas Priest leading the way. Really disappointed in Van Halen. Last day included Stevie Nicks, Joe Walsh, U-2, David Bowie to name a few. I fucking saw Stevie Ray playing back up for Bowie! :)

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Apr 20, 2019 3:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Dead Novel

Day 3 was the charm I'd say
It looks hot for Labor Day weekend there

He didn't play with Bowie that ;long either

Did I mention that was fast?

Oingo Boingo All Day Now

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_Festival




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Poster: LoogyDead Date: Apr 20, 2019 10:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Dead Novel

Was shanghied after girl scout camp by 3 Iowa cuties just to run into many high school alumni working concessions of BGP. Funny beer booth confession took my ½ tickets, so all week was 2 for 1 Tecates. By Sunday spectators became Hot Dogs and Mustard.
9am Dead show got the beer flowing again. Don't remember much more than that except back to UofA for more Food Science.